Monday, February 16, 2015

ARC Review: The Distraction (The Body Works Trilogy #2) by Sierra Kincade

The blurb as seen on Goodreads:
Release Date: February 3, 2015
Publisher: Berkeley
352 Pages

The seductive story that started in The Masseuse continues...

Anna Rossi knows that opening your heart only gets you hurt. But Alec Flynn is just too good to resist…

It’s been three long months since Anna’s seen Alec, since he saved her life and lit up her soul with unquenchable desire. Being without him has left her on edge, but his bravery has motivated her to change her life and go after what she’s always wanted—a job where she can help people. She can’t wait to show Alec the woman she’s become in his absence, or to prove how much she’s missed him…

Three months away has done nothing to slake Alec’s need for Anna. Unfortunately, it hasn’t made his life any less dangerous. The last thing he wants to do is hurt Anna, but if giving her up is the only way to save her, he’s not sure he can do that either. He’s determined to have her for as long as he can. Except his past is creeping up on him faster than he knows, and this time he may not be able to keep her from becoming collateral damage…

Having your boyfriend in jail sucks. Just ask Anna Rossi. She's been counting down the days until Alec Flynn is released and she's not very patient. But when Alec is released, Anna doesn't count on the awkwardness that follows them around. Add in the danger of such a high profile case and you have a very emotional roller coaster of a ride.

I definitely enjoyed this installment more than the first. And I think that was mostly in part to Anna. She grew as a character in this book and became more mature and more self-sufficient.

Alec to me was still very stiff and lacking any real type of personality. Maybe it was because we don't see a lot of him, but he was very bland and their chemistry beyond sexual is very hard to see.

What I really enjoyed were the side stories. I loved the parts with Mike and his daughter and Anna's best friend and her daughter. I really want to know more about them and watch their relationship grow because, come on, we all know where that's going.

Also, the author does really well with writing believable crime drama. Most of the books I've read, writers take liberties relating to crime involvement and it ends up taking me out of the story because of it's absurdity. But Kincade wrote situations that, although extremely dramatic, weren't completely unbelievable.

I really enjoy Kincade's writing style and I felt like it grew in this book right along with her characters. She does love to end her books on a little of a clifhanger, so I am definitely looking forward to reading the next, and last, installment.

I received a copy of this novel from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment :

  1. Everything comes to a head at the end during a truly explosive and scary encounter. There are twist and turns that I never saw coming. And a finale that broke my heart. Thank goodness there is another book coming in this series, because now I need Sierra Kincade to put my heart back together.


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